Racing News

OAKLAWN CANCELS SUNDAY’S CARD

February 08, 2014

Oaklawn has cancelled its Sunday card because of lingering winter weather that has blasted Central Arkansas since Thursday. The cancellation marks the fourth straight day the track has been forced to cancel because of the weather. It also lost part of last Sunday’s card. Read More

OAKLAWN TO INCREASE OVERNIGHT PURSES

February 07, 2014

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming has announced it will increase all overnight purses by as much as $2,000 per race starting with the Saturday, Feb. 8 card. Additionally, the purses for both the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 12 and the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) April 11 have both been increased by $100,000 to $600,000 guaranteed. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Feb. 2

February 02, 2014

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas didn’t let Sunday morning rain throw his schedule off and sent several horses in his barn out for workouts, including Champion Will Take Charge and Strong Mandate. The 4-year-old Will Take Charge, breezed a half mile in 49 4/5 over a sloppy track, while the 3-year-old Strong Mandated posted the bullet at the same distance of 48 3/5. Read More

ARAGORN AMI PULLS MILD MARTHA WASHINGTON UPSET

February 01, 2014

Ivan Dalos’ Aragorn Ami, making just her second career start, survived a rider’s objection to earn her first career stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Feb. 1

February 01, 2014

One year ago today, Oaklawn fans got their first glimpse of Florida invader Rose to Gold when she finished second in the Martha Washington Stakes. In her next start, she won the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) and then secured her spot in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) with a runaway victory in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3). Now four, Rose to Gold and her connections are eyeing a return to Hot Springs for Oaklawn’s rich stakes for older fillies and mares later in the meet. Read More

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